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Thread: Review of the Umarex/Colt M4 .22 LR Carbine

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    Review of the Umarex/Colt M4 .22 LR Carbine

    The review for the Umarex/Colt M4 .22 LR Carbine has been published in the M1911.ORG E-zine. You may view the evaluation http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=56

    Please use this thread to discuss the review.
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    Great review Steve! You really covered things well and answered every question I had about this little rifle.

    I think Colt/Umarex have a winner on their hands with this one. The going rates on complete .22lr AR uppers with one mag are in the $400 range so a complete rifle for just a little more (and a Colt at that) should do well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrettwc
    The going rates on complete .22lr AR uppers with one mag are in the $400 range ...
    Where can I buy a .22LR upper for $400? The Colt/Umarex "weapons" aren't legal in states that still have their own, home-grown AWBs in place, so for me the options are severely limited. I don't want to use a bolt/chamber insert conversion, but complete uppers that I've seen cost as much as my complete AR-15 cost.
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    Great review, Steve. It looks like a very cool rifle.

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    Thanks steve, great job....

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    Great job my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    Where can I buy a .22LR upper for $400?
    Here's a CMMG version
    http://www.calssportingarmory.com/CM.../cmmg10298.htm

    Here's one from Olympic Arms
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...sting-_-484071

    There are probably some Bushmaster's and DPMS options out there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrettwc
    Here's a CMMG version
    http://www.calssportingarmory.com/CM.../cmmg10298.htm

    Here's one from Olympic Arms
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...sting-_-484071

    There are probably some Bushmaster's and DPMS options out there as well.
    The Olympic looks interesting ... except that it's a pre-ban configuration. The other one isn't a complete unit -- it doesn't include a charging handle, bolt assembly or magazine. Completing it would run the price up to around $500 or more.

    Guess I keep looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrettwc
    There are probably some Bushmaster's and DPMS options out there as well.
    I checked Bushmaster's web site, and it appears they do not produce a .22 LR upper.

    Hawkmoon and I have discussed this situation, and the restrictions he faces make his task quite daunting. I am thankful I don't have to deal with the same issues.

    My thanks to those of you who have responded favorably to the review. As stated in the article, I had gotten away from any form of rifle shooting for the last several years. The Umarex/Colt was so much fun, I'm seriously contemplating a return to that enjoyable form of recreation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    The Olympic looks interesting ... except that it's a pre-ban configuration.
    Ah, sorry I forgot you guys are restricted up there. Didn't know pre- or post made a difference on the upper, I though it was only the lower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    The other one isn't a complete unit -- it doesn't include a charging handle, bolt assembly or magazine. Completing it would run the price up to around $500 or more.
    Are you sure? Check CMMG's direct sale website or email them. They describe the upper like this:
    - 16 inch W.A.S.P. steel barrel
    - 1/16 inch twist
    - Mil-Spec 1/2x28 threaded muzzle
    - Carbon Steel Barrel
    - F marked Triangle Front Sight
    - Live Round Extraction
    - Anti-Jam Charging Handle
    - Firing Pin retained by standard AR15/M16 Cotter pin
    - Mil-Spec M4 Receiver with Ceramic Finish
    - Gas Deflector
    - A1 Flash Hider

    They also list a stainless bolt as a $30 upgrade, and mags are 3 for $59. That would put you at about $450 before shipping.
    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/item/...arked-FSB-1513
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